If there’s one thing I hope to instil into my kids, it’s not to be sheep.
This means not assuming everything they hear is true; thinking for themselves; not believing the spin. Questioning and challenging authority where it is appropriate.
Not following the trends blindly. (Maybe I can avoid them getting hooked on the teenybopper music.)
And it means not following everybody else across the street without looking first. If you’ve ever watched the people crossing Flinders Lane on the western side of Swanston St, you’ll know what I’m talking about. Heaps of people just wander across, whether the light is green or red, with no regard to any stream of cars that might be approaching them.